Category Archives: Press


2013 Article in Houston Modern Luxury

To Die For: What’s whimsical painter-storyteller Kelly Alison latest bright idea? Going dark. by Amber Bell April 2013, p 58 Morbid sounds, death just might become H-Town artist Kelly Alison, whose newest works ‘cover the subject in a cool and colorful way. Some 30 colorful pieces-assemblies of paper and oils, resembling at a glance […]

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2013 Up-side Down People: A Talk with Kelly Alison

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Up-side Down People: A Talk with Kelly Alison Virginia Billeaud AndersonIn an artist statement that appeared in the exhibition catalog MFAH published in 1985 for Fresh Paint, The Houston School, Kelly Alison announced she had decided to allow spontaneity to direct her approach to neo-expressionism. She had discontinued, she said, “looking […]

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2010 Fresh Paint 25 Years Later

Among those who stayed in Houston are many of the respected elders of the Houston art scene–Sharon Kopriva, Gael Stack, Bas Poulos, etc. I’ve seen good shows from some of the artists–Kelly Alisons’s bird paintings at G Gallery  Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Fresh Paint 25 Years Later In January, 1985, the Houston Museum of Fine […]

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Whose Cruise, 8'x30', oil on Canvas, Kelly Alison, 1980

William A Graham Archives at Museum Fine Art Houston

Graham Gallery/William A. Graham Archive, 1964-1992 (bulk 1981-1992) Other materials of note included in the artist files are a lengthy interview with photographer Alain Clement; illustrated correspondence from artist Bob Camblin; a copy of a lecture by Dr. Steven Mansbach on Richard Stout, and a congratulatory note from the Gorilla Girls to Kelly Alison. Read […]

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1980, Houston Post, Four Painters From Lawndale

Hard by the freeway, a warehouse of creativity by MIMI CROSSLEY Post Art Writer , Houston Post Nov. 1980 “JUST OVER A YEAR ago, sculptor James Surls opened Houston’s first alternative gallery in an old warehouse off the Gulf Freeway, The day before the inaugural exhibition called POIV- WOW, water still covered the floor from a leak […]

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Fallen Liberties, 5'x6', oil on canvas, Kelly Alison, 1980

1980, ArtScene, Editor Burt Long, Four Painters From Lawndale

In 1978 Bert Long became, once and for all, a full-time artist.He set up his first studio at his aunt’s house in the Fifth Ward, not far from his mother’s place. He founded ArtScene, a tabloid that alerted Houston that it actually had an art scene. And slowly, he began to build a following.       […]

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